Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving and helping businesses to become more agile.

Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach.

Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.

Latest from Mike Wheatley

Cisco announces unified system for Microsoft’s Azure Stack

Cisco Systems Inc. has become the latest information technology firm to offer a system capable of running Microsoft Corp.’s hybrid cloud offering Azure Stack, which enables companies to run the Azure cloud and its software in companies’ own data centers. The new hardware offering is called Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack, and is […]

Report: Worldwide IT spending to rise 3.5% in 2017, to $2.4 trillion

The world will shell out $2.4 trillion on technology in 2017, an increase of 3.5 percent from the year before, according to information technology analyst firm International Data Corp.’s updated Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Industry and Company Size. The firm also forecasts that of that amount, just under half will come from companies and organizations with […]

SAP updates S/4Hana Cloud with vertical editions, CoPilot & more

German enterprise software firm SAP SE has rolled out a major new update to its S/4HANA Cloud product, which is a combination of the company’s popular business suite and its flagship Hana in-memory database, running in the cloud. SAP announced the new update at SAP Capital Markets Day at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, […]

Microsoft offers Azure customers protection from patent trolls

Amid an increase in the number of cloud-based intellectual property lawsuits, Microsoft Corp. has said it’s willing to shield its Azure cloud customers from patent litigation. Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in a blog post that there has been a 22 percent increase in the number of cloud-based IP lawsuits in […]

Rackspace to lay off 6 percent of its workforce

Cloud services and support specialist Rackspace Inc. has revealed plans to lay off 6 percent of its staff, including about 250 of its U.S.-based workforce. Rackspace Chief Executive Taylor Rhodes broke the news in a Feb. 7 blog post, where he positioned the move as a kind of balancing act. In particular, the layoffs are […]

Microsoft enhances voice recognition with Custom Speech Service tool

Developers have a new machine learning tool for improving speech recognition to play around with courtesy of Microsoft Corp., which launched the public beta for its Custom Speech Service on Tuesday. Custom Speech Service is designed to overcome some of the most common problems in speech recognition systems, such as people’s different accents and vocabulary, […]

Report: AWS still owns a third of the cloud infrastructure market

Amazon Web Services continues to enjoy a commanding lead over its rivals in the cloud infrastructure market, pulling in just over a third of worldwide revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the research firm Canalys. Assuming Canalys’ latest figures are correct, it also means that AWS’s revenues are greater than those of […]

Taking on Apache Spark, Hazelcast launches faster data processing engine

A little-known startup called Hazelcast Inc. is hoping to steal some of the limelight from popular open-source projects Apache Spark and Apache Flink, launching what it claims is a faster and lower-latency distributed processing engine for big data. The new open-source solution Hazelcast Jet, announced today, is designed to work with the company’s flagship in-memory data grid, […]

ZeroStack uses AI to create autonomous, ‘self-driving’ clouds

Cloud computing startup ZeroStack Inc. is hoping to make the process of managing and automating hybrid clouds easier with the addition of new artificial intelligence-powered “self-driving” capabilities to its information technology management software. ZeroStack sells software that organizations can load onto their own servers, or third-party servers, thereby transforming them into what is essentially a […]

Mozilla kills off Firefox OS to double down on emerging tech

The Mozilla Foundation said it’s shutting down the remains of its connected things division, which is responsible for the failed Firefox OS and other projects. “We have shifted our internal approach to the IoT opportunity to step back from a focus on launching and scaling commercial products to one focused on research and advanced development,” […]